Stock Price Charting in Rhino

An experiment in 3D data visualization for an academic course using Rhino 3D modeling software and Grasshopper (a generative modeling plugin) to scrape and plot stock quotes in near- real time. A console C# script fetches stock quotes from a finance-related page and saves them to a text file periodically, while a synchronized C# script in Grasshopper read that file and charted the quotes accordingly in the Rhino viewport. The script also connects the plotted points to create a chart in 3D space, and provides an interface for controlling scale and showing day’s range. A few levels of moving averages were added, as well.